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Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity Kicks Off Three Home Builds September 9

Posted September 06, 2013 in Web Exclusives

DES MOINES, IOWA (Sept. 6, 2013) – On Monday, Sept. 9, Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity (GDM Habitat) will kick off three home builds, one of which will involve local CEOs, in the Fairgrounds neighborhood of East Des Moines. A special wall-raising ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. at 2034 Dean Street to commemorate this unique project and partnership. The public and the media are invited to help celebrate this event, which will result in three affordable homes for local families.

One of the homes will highlight a special CEO Build, a one-day event supported by presenting sponsor Bank of America, during which more than a dozen corporate leaders from throughout the community will contribute their time and donations. Each of the other two builds in the project will be supported by two longtime, dedicated key GDM Habitat sponsors, Andersen Windows and Doors and Kemin Industries, respectively.

Volunteers from the sponsor corporations will convene at 7:30 a.m. to begin work on the homes, all of which are side-by-side on Dean Street. They will have the opportunity to work alongside the families that will be purchasing the homes, as well as GDM Habitat volunteers and staff.

“Des Moines is a great community and our employees are thrilled to be a part of building homes for three local families,” said Jerry Redmond, President of Andersen Windows and Doors. “We look forward to working together with the families, GDM Habitat volunteers and staff, all of the corporate volunteers and local CEOs on these builds. We are pleased to donate Andersen windows and storm doors for the homes as well.”

Volunteers are always welcome and needed at GDM Habitat to help achieve its mission of building homes, communities and hope. To be a part of this or other upcoming projects, please visit GDM Habitat’s website at

About Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity
Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity is a Christian ministry that brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Hard-working families apply for partnership with Habitat for Humanity based on three criteria: need for housing, ability to pay and willingness to partner. At closing, families purchase their home through a 20-year, no-interest mortgage. In addition to creating homeownership, GDM Habitat for Humanity is focused on neighborhood revitalization through the Rock the Block® program, which assists residents with repair, maintenance and beautification of homes. Rock the Block® efforts are focused primarily in Des Moines neighborhoods where residents and other stakeholders agree to work closely with GDM Habitat for Humanity to improve their community. For more information visit  

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